I’m not really a formalities kinda gal. I like pretty stuffs and want things to look nice, even when having a good meal. When my buddies Jen and Kelly asked me to join them in a table scape blog party, I had nothing. Like seriously. So I decided to make my own no sew placemats. They’re super easy and only take a few minutes to make, so even if you’ve got no time to craft, you might could still squeeze these in!
To make No Sew Placemats, you will need:
- felt by the yard, cut to 12×18 inches per placemat (Online Fabric Store has tons of colors!)
- one 12 inch piece of studded trim per placemat
- hot glue and a hot glue gun
- seamstress chalk
First cut your pieces and get everything ready to glue together.
Cut each of your pieces of trim in half, so you have two rows of two studs. You’ll use one for each side of the placemat.
Use the marking chalk to mark a line 3/4 of an inch from the edge, then 1/4 an inch past that one. so from the edge to the second line will be 1 inch. Do it on each side of the placemat. (PS – if you make a mistake, you can rub the felt and the chalk comes right off.)
Using hot glue, run a line down the line and glue down the trim. Only do a few inches at a time or the glue will cool too quickly. And be sure to pat the trim, not rub it or it will make a big mess. Think oozing up through the cracks – not good.
When the strips are down on both sides, your no sew placemats are done!
Like the matching napkin rings? Click the arrow below to find the easy how-to on those!
For more tablescape inspiration, be sure to check out these other blogs!
Live Laugh Rowe | My Fabuless Life | Blooming Homestead
Clean & Scentsible | Homey Oh My | Eighteen25 | City Farmhouse
At The Picket Fence | A Night Owl Blog | The 36th Avenue | The Golden Sycamore
Thistlewood Farms | Persia Lou | Ella Claire Inspired | Brepurposed
Love Grows Wild | Primitive & Proper | Lolly Jane | The Crafted Sparrow
Design Dining & Diapers | Unskinny Boppy | Julie Blanner
Anderson & Grant | Shabby Creek Cottage | Delineate Your Dwelling
Mary Alice Kenley says
Gina, this is a slam dunk! My grandsons (5 & 8) always want to be involved in the holiday prep, and sometimes almost get under foot in my tiny kitchen. I’m going to use this idea by trying to find some beaded or bejeweled leaves for them to glue on. All I’ll have to do is supervise the glue gun part and they’ll be good to go. Or…maybe they can use white glue? Thanks!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
I love this idea and love the gold trim. Looks very classy.
Love this, Gina! Thank you, for inspiring me! Joy to you and yours~
You know I love anything no-sew (and a little sew, too)! You go girl!
Have a great day rock star!
Liz Fourez says
That studded trim!! I am dying over these awesome placemats and napkins rings. And I love that it’s no sew too! Thanks for inspiring me to add a little bling to my holiday table. 🙂
Lolly Jane says
You had us at no sew! XO
No sew? Yes, please!! Love it. Thanks for joining in on the blog hop fun. Hugs!!
these are great, gina! love the gold detail!
What a fun and simple idea! I love no sew!
Jenn @ My Fabuless Life says
Girl, I love these!! The gold, the studs…awesome!! I have some of that ribbon sitting in my craft closet, now I know what to finally do with it!!
Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says
I love the placemats, Gina! They add the perfect amount of bling! 🙂
Jamie | anderson + grant says
You came up with such a great idea that can be used any time of the year! Love it!
Awesome idea! How do you clean them?
Gina Luker says
You can either spot clean with a damp cloth or gently hand wash and air dry.
Norma Rolader says
WOW!!! Great placemats and so easy and the napkin rings to match awesome!!! You have great ideas for napkin rings
Gina Luker says
Thanks so much Norma, you are so sweet!